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Summer Reading & Checkers Library TV

Summer Reading starts July 1 and end August 31! Register at This is open to all ages – PreK 0-4 years, Children 5-12, Teens 13-17, and Adults 18 & up. Record your time spent reading and become eligible for a drawing of a grand prize, at each age level. If you prefer a paper record, you can stop in at the library to pick one up. Be sure to visit the library to see all the new books we have!

New for Summer 2021! 

Checkers Library TV is a weekly half-hour television style show aimed at providing entertainment for children and illustrating the benefits of reading in a fun and exciting way. Library patrons can find these episodes on the Summer Reading link on the right.

This summer, Checkers and his vacuum robot sidekick Snoozer head off on a reading road trip where they will explore the vast world of animals and visit a new animal habitat each week. The 12-episode series will feature many unique animal environments, interviews with animal experts, a new animal craft each week, and many more exciting features that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.

Along the way, the episodes will feature summer health tips from Dr. Dan, crafts and activities with Mrs. Hamilton, book recommendations, science experiments, and much more. (Links will be active as they are released by Checkers TV. )

Stop in to the library and pick up a 26-page packet of activity sheets relating to each week’s episode!